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“We’re like a hip-hop Chicago,” says Lance Loiselle, sousaphone player for the Windy City’s Lowdown Brass Band. more

Mar 20, 2018 3:44 PM Music Feature

The weekend of May 11-13 brings a diverse mix of jazz musicians and enthusiasts to the beautiful Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis. as they kick off the summer concert season with the 16th annual Jazz on the Vine festival. more

Mar 1, 2018 4:18 PM Music

Two fine new jazz releases by piano-based trios—one is straight-ahead circa now while the other swings in a more traditional vein. more

Feb 13, 2018 3:10 PM Album Reviews

The Milwaukee-born saxophonist and his trio offered tuneful interpretations of classics Friday night, but it was his meditative originals that truly stood out. more

Jan 29, 2018 1:26 PM Concert Reviews

On New Horizons, the Canadian composer-band leader shines on the bass veena, a resonant creation capable of setting tempo as well as taking the lead in compositions that bring a jazz pulse to Indian traditions. more

Jan 23, 2018 3:31 PM Album Reviews

Latrice McGlothin’s second CD, is rich with mature lyrical perspectives that could fit easily on adult R&B radio as well as soul/gospel programming. more

Jan 16, 2018 3:18 PM Album Reviews

Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: Karl Marx City, The Trip to Spain, The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith. more

Jan 16, 2018 1:28 PM Home Movies

San Francisco’s Negative Press Project transforms the sublime songs of Jeff Buckley into melodious frameworks for eclectic instrumental improvisation within a focused ensemble setting. more

Dec 19, 2017 2:49 PM Album Reviews

This posthumous release finds the jazz vocal stylist assaying self-penned material from his first three albums as well as lending his accessibly elastic phrasing and penchant for rigorous scat singing. more

Dec 12, 2017 2:32 PM Album Reviews

Saxophonist-bassist Mark Zaleski along with a group of dynamic long-time collaborators has released an album of high-energy post-modern jazz. more

Nov 21, 2017 2:38 PM Album Reviews

A crack ensemble including his esteemed father, jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, accompany trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis on this live recording. more

Nov 21, 2017 2:33 PM Album Reviews

Mr. J’s Lounge is an immaculate gem of a space featuring a Spartan, albeit excellent, menu and some of the best rotations of live jazz, blues and R&B in town. more

Nov 21, 2017 12:37 PM Short Order

Inspired by the last presidential election, klezmer and jazz clarinetist Seth Kibel has released an album of songs with lyrics that bounce between anger, sadness and snark. more

Nov 7, 2017 5:09 PM Album Reviews

French pianist Jean-Michel Bernard and a jazz combo play the music of the legendary Argentine-born pianist-composer including the theme from “Mission: Impossible.” more

Nov 7, 2017 5:09 PM Album Reviews

For his latest project, Ruby Yacht affiliate Chris Misch-Bloxdort modernizes the late singer’s orchestral 1992 album. more

Nov 6, 2017 2:23 PM On Music

The modern jazz master discusses his twisty career, and how he fell in love with hip-hop. more

Oct 31, 2017 4:45 PM Music Feature

East meets west through jazz and raga on saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and his Indo-Pak Coalition’s second album. more

Oct 31, 2017 2:17 PM Album Reviews

For two ecstatic hours, Hancock and his intergenerational compatriots blended jazz, R&B, funk and hip-hop into an experience that was as unclassifiable as it was triumphant. more

Oct 23, 2017 12:50 PM Concert Reviews


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The 10-time Grammy winning trumpeter will perform at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. more

Oct 3, 2017 3:38 PM Music Feature

On Vein Plays Ravel, the Swiss trio Vein open up eight of Ravel’s compositions, reinterpreting pieces such as “Bolero" and “Mouvement de Menuet" into music suggestive of Dave Brubeck. more

Sep 19, 2017 2:15 PM Album Reviews